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I watched Colbert's The Late Show, and he made an analogy

He said something to the effect of, it's like America's been living in squalor with our unfit parents for the last 4 years, but then Grandpa Joe drove up, and said "Come on, kid, pack your stuff, your going to be staying with me for a while. Sure, it'll be a little boring, but you'll have a nice warm bed and you'll know what every day will bring."
Maybe its just because my grandparents were there for me, or because my wife and I are protective of our grandchildren, but that analogy really resonated with me.
Here's the link to that portion of the show - the 'Grandpa Joe' stuff is at the last couple of minutes.
https://m.

I've been hesitant to ask this, but any thoughts on Chauvin

committing a slow purposeful murder of a black man, in front of many witnesses in broad daylight, with the intention of launching a race war? I mean, that's the only motive that makes sense to me. I'm immensely relieved that he was found guilty; but there never was an answer to 'why'.

In the Chauvin trial, was the 20 dollar bill ever proven to be fake?

And if it WAS a fake, is there any indication that George Floyd KNEW it was a fake? It just seems that establishing the justification for the initial call to the police would be an important fact for the jury to consider, whether for the prosecution to show George Floyd as a blameless victim or for the defense to further paint Floyd as an habitual criminal.
I tried to research how the 20 dollar bill issue was presented at the trial, and this was the best I could come up with;
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/19/us/george-floyd-bill-counterfeit.html

If only they were as eager to defend the 15th Amendment

I hear defenders of the 2nd Amendment worry about 'baby steps', that could result in their guns being taken away. If only they were as worried about citizens losing the right to vote.

Three-year old shoots and kills infant brother

And its always the last line in these stories that is the kicker:
"Investigators and prosecutors were still determining if any charges would be filed in the case...".
A THREE-YEAR OLD HAD ACCESS TO A LOADED GUN! SOMEONE SHOULD BE GOING TO PRISON!
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/apr/10/baby-dies-in-tragic-shooting-by-three-year-old-brother-houston-police-say

Can't get enough of funny potato head jokes!

https://local.theonion.com/heroic-conservative-risks-own-life-to-hide-mr-potato-h-1846405868

Let's talk candidates for artists of Presidential Portraits!

Apparently, American Presidents typically commission two portraits after they leave office; one will hang in the National Portrait Gallery, and another will hang in the White House.
How anti-democratic! Shouldn't the choice of artist be put up for a vote? For fun, take a few minutes to consider which artist YOU would like to see given the commission to do Trump's portraits. Myself, I would to see the honor go to Illma Gore, the artist who was banned from Facebook for her nude Trump painting:
http://pilerats.com/news/the-artist-who-gifted-us-that-nude-donald-trump-painting-has-been-banned-from-fb/

I wish we had video of Giuliani trying to evade being served!

Dominion representatives had a little trouble serving Rudy with Their 1.3 billion dollar lawsuit. They should have learned from Sasha Baron Cohen - just have a young blonde girl serve him the papers while he's 'tucking his shirt'!
https://www.rawstory.com/rudy-giuliani-lawsuit-2650721999/

Death don't have no mercy; neither do I

I heard about Limbaugh's death after a long battle with lung cancer. I thought back to last week, when I read about a religious liberty law that was passed in Arkansas, that allowed pharmacists and nursing homes to deny services if it conflicted with their religious beliefs. Rush would have been proud.
Too bad Doctors couldn't refuse to treat him, based on their religious beliefs that they shouldn't try to save the life of an evil bastard.

This link, in case you missed it:
https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/02/arkansas-senate-passes-bill-allow-pharmacists-nursing-home-staff-turn-away-lgbtq-patients/

Just something to amuse myself

I was looking up some info about Al Capone, and noticed that with a few tweaks, it could describe another public figure.

"Capone (Donald Trump) expanded the bootlegging business (Presidential powers) through increasingly violent means, but his mutually profitable relationships with mayor William Hale Thompson (Attorney General William Barr) and the city's police (GOP-controlled Senate) meant he seemed safe from law enforcement."

"Capone (Donald Trump) apparently reveled in attention, such as the cheers from spectators when he appeared at ball games (well, he got booed). He made donations to various charities (Stormy Daniels?) and was viewed by many as a "modern-day Robin Hood" ("President For Life". However, the Saint Valentine's Day Massacre (Capitol Insurrection), in which seven gang rivals (a Capitol Law Enforcement Officer) were murdered in broad daylight, damaged the public image of Chicago and Capone (the GOP and Donald Trump), leading influential citizens (House Democrats) to demand government action and newspapers to dub Capone (Donald Trump) "Public Enemy No.1" (Only President with 2nd Impeachment)"

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